Little Stepping Stones has two daily care programs, as well as after school and summer programs
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Toddlers are very attached to their caregivers. You may find them trying out new ideas and exploring their surroundings, but still staying close to you as they need a base of support and trust. Two-year-olds are usually interested in other children. However, social interest and physical abilities sometimes collide as a hug becomes a tackle and a gentle pat becomes a whack. We will work with your child to teach him/her how to express affection appropriately.

Class Ratio: 1 adult to 6 toddlers. Maximum of 11 toddlers in the room.

Daily Sheets: You will receive a daily sheet of your toddler’s activities each day. Information includes diaper changes, feedings and nap time.

Folder: Check your child’s folder each day. Daily sheets, artwork and notices from management are kept in the folders.

For Parents of Toddlers

Items to bring: Diapers, wipes, change of clothes (at least 1 full set) Blanket. Shoes must be worn (for outside play).

Bottles: Bottles are not permitted in the toddler room. Cups can be brought.

Meals: Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and afternoon snack is served at 3:00 p.m. The daily menu is posted in the lobby.

Infant feeding schedule: An infant feeding schedule is required for your child if he/she is 15 months or younger. Any changes must be made in writing. All schedules will be posted in accordance to NC State Law.

Linens: Your child will be assigned a mat for nap time. Mat sheets are washed weekly, more often if needed. You do not have to provide a sheet unless your child is allergic or sensitive to the laundry detergent we use (industrial strength).

Nap: Toddlers typically nap between 12:15p.m. - 2:15p.m.

Outside Time: Toddlers have their own play area outside their classroom. They play outdoors in the morning as well as the afternoon. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play. They will play outside if the temperature is between 35 and 95 degrees in accordance to NC State Law.

Medication: Medication will be administered to your child provided we have a completed medicine slip. Medicine slips must be specific- “as needed” cannot appear on the slip. Fever reducers (Tylenol, Motrin) require a doctor’s note. This note can be kept on file. Do Not leave medication in your diaper bag. All medication (including powder, chapstick and diaper cream) must be secured in a locked medicine box in accordance to NC State Law.

Moving up: Toddlers typically move up to the Two-year-old room when they are two years old. Your toddler will visit the Two-year-old room on several occasions before he/she moves up. PACIFIERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE TWO-YEAR OLD ROOM!

Drop-off Time: Toddlers must be dropped off by 10 a.m. Children are not to be dropped off after 10 a.m. without permission from the office.

Sick Policy: If your child is sent home due to a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, he/she must remain home for a minimum of 24 hours or provide a note from the pediatrician. This not only protects your child but it also protects the other children in the room. Please see your Parent Handbook for details.

Toddler Resources We Like

Parenting Toddlers


Center Menu (English)

Toddler I Room Calendar

Toddler II Room Calendar


What to Expect at this Stage

Parent Advisories

Parent FAQ

Dates the Center is Closed (Holiday Schedule)

Drop Off & Pickup

Bad Weather

Emergency Procedures

Discipline & Behavioral Issues

Special Needs